Wanaque K9s donate to military dogs

Dog walk fund raiser set for Saturday


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • From left, Wanaque police Capt. Ken Fackina and his police dog, Zula, Frank Yevchak, founder of Support Our 4 Legged Soldiers, and his dog, Lucky, who is the new ambassador for the group, and Wanaque police Officer Jamie Cappello are supporters of the group that send much-needed supplies and gear to military working dogs in Afghanistan.



WANAQUE — This week, the Wanaque K9 division donated a full professional bite suit to help the kennel at Camp Phoenix in Afghanistan perform needed continuous training of their military working dogs and improvised explosion detection dogs. The bite suit was turned over to Support Our 4 Legged Soldiers for shipment to Camp Phoenix by Wanaque police Captain Ken Fackina. Fackina gives a basic obedience class; one of his students is a German shepherd puppy named Lucky, who is owned by Frank Yevchak of West Milford. Yevchak is the founder of Support Our 4 Legged Soldiers, a group that provides all sorts of equipment and treats to the dogs who help keep soldiers safe. Lucky is the newest ambassador for the group. She is following in the footsteps of Yevchak's beloved dog, Niki, who was the original ambassador for the group and who died late last year.

"The donation was made possible through the efforts of Capt. Ken Fackina’s basic K9 obedience class that he conducts twice a year to help fund the Wanaque K9 without the need of tax payer dollars," said Yevchak.

Yevchak also thanked Ray Allen K9 Equipment for their assistance in the donation for the military working dog teams.

This Saturday, Pequannock Girl Scout Troop #661 is doing a fund raising dog walk at the Pequannock Bark Park, located within Foothills Park on West Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. If it rains, the event moves to May 5.

Donations are always needed and appreciated, Yevchak said. If anyone would like to make donations to help Support Our 4 Legged Soldiers supply K9 teams with needed equipment or assist Fackina fund his K9 division, contact Yevchak at 4leggedsoldiers@optonline.net or Fackina at kfackina@wanaqueborough.com.


Make text smaller Make text larger

MUST READ NEWS

Image Wright siblings walking for MS
BY GINNY PRIVITAR
Walk MS (Multiple Sclerosis) days in New Jersey are April 29 and 30, to raise awareness and research...
Dinah “Deb” Crane
Dinah “Deb” Crane, formerly of West Milford, passed away peacefully at home on April 19, 2017 at the age of 68.
Born on March 3, 1949, she was the daughter of...
Image Blanche Luccarelli
Blanche Luccarelli, nee Rusterholz, passed away Friday April 21, 2017. She was 96.
Born in West Hoboken, she resided in West Milford for the past 60 years. A homemaker, Mrs.
Elizabeth Woodier
Elizabeth Woodier, nee Burns, of Moss Bluff, Louisiana, formerly of West Milford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was 97.
Betty was born to Margaret and...

VIDEOS


Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

Comments

Pool Rules



MOST COMMENTED



West Milford, NJ